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Morelle pushes for "Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office" in Fairport

Dec 14, 2018

Joe Morelle with Fran Weisberg (l) and Robin Slaughter Minerva, talking about a bill to dedicate a Fairport post office to the late Louise and Bob Slaughter
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Representative Joe Morelle is introducing his first piece of legislation as a new member of Congress -- he wants to dedicate the Fairport Post Office to the late Louise and Bob Slaughter.

``I thought this was fitting particularly because and to name it for not only Louise but her husband Bob, because they spent so much time together.  They were at meetings together, Bob would travel to Washington.  He was really devoted to her and her career," he said.

Louise Slaughter served in Congress for over 30 years.

She died after a fall in her Washington, D.C. home last March.

Morelle won her seat in the November election.

Daughter Robin Slaughter Minerva says this is a great honor for her and her family.

``Very exciting, I'm super excited my dad's name was in there for the post office, because they were just a team, they were," she said.

Morelle says Louise Slaughter left a lasting impact...

``You can't fill her shoes, she was one of a kind, she was an extraordinary individual.  And she met so much to this community and country.  The best I can do is take the lessons I learned from her, and to continue to carry on and try to continue to build on that legacy," he said.

Morelle says the bill has widespread bipartisan support in the House, and he's pushing to get legislation to dedicate the Fairport Post Office on Ayrault Road to Louise and Bob Slaughter passed before the end of the year.

He says the odds are long, but adds that Louise Slaughter was never put off by long odds.

Congressman Morelle says Louise Slaughter was a dear friend, a trailblazer and champion for families in Monroe County, and this is a fitting tribute:

Long-time friend of the Slaughter’s, Fran Weisberg remembers the late Congresswoman: